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One year ago today: snowfall on Beacon Avenue

Last year December came in with a dusting of snow on Beacon Avenue. Photo by Wendi.
Last year December came in with a dusting of snow on Beacon Avenue. Photo by Wendi.

Perhaps this picture of a snowy Beacon Avenue will get you in the holiday spirit. This was taken last December 1, when we had a lovely dusting of snow that promptly melted. This year, temperatures are running about ten degrees above normal, so we aren’t likely to get any snow for a while. It never hurts to have those tire chains ready to go, though. Eventually it will get colder.

Time to prepare for Old Man Winter

Seattle Public Utilities would like us to remind you that, despite the gorgeous weather we’ve had lately, the winter weather is on its way, and everyone needs to do a few things to keep safe and sound:

  • keep your storm drains clear of leaf debris
  • build an emergency supply kit (including water, radio and light)
  • create a family disaster plan (and practice)

For more information about wintertime safety, please visit
Take Winter by Storm, Seattle.gov’s Emergency Resources page, and SDOT’s Winter Storm Information page.